Saturday, June 25, 2016

Flying By To Say


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Aicken our challenge hostess for the month finishes of the month with one last challenge.


Add a BUTTERFLY! I love butterflies, so have a butterfly be the main focus of your card this week. If that doesn’t work of you - just add a butterfly. :-) 


For my card today, I created a Pull Card using the Oval Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The butterfly uses some of the new Silk Microfine Glitters which will be released by Elizabeth Craft Designs shortly. I have used glitter technique that Els from ECD shared on one of her recent Technique Friday video which you can see here.

The butterfly border on the edge of the card is one I HAD to have and purchased last year and finally I have gotten around to using it LOL!



When you 'pull' the card open it reveals the sentiment.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: What's Up? Clear Stamp Set; General Sentiments Clear Stamp Set - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Purple; Lavender; Secret Garden Arbor DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Oval Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Butterfly 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Kensington Border - Memory Box
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet; Black Silk Microfine Glitter; Violet Silk Microfine Glitter; Lavender Silk Microfine Glitter; Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter; Diva Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Friday, June 24, 2016

Near the Sea


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another project I created some years ago, but have never shared on my blog.

Here you can see my book when it is closed.


This is called a Star Book, when you open the book up and tie the ribbon so that the two covers are back to back you can see the star shape from overhead.


Here is another view of the star book when it is opened taken from overhead.


This Star Book was decorated using various photo stamp type images with a Beach theme.
















I hope you enjoyed see another of my older projects I created.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

#1 Teacher


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.This week our challenge hostess for the month Vicky Gould continues to issue the challenges.

Vicky tells us that she loves birds.  Let’s use birds on our cards this week….Crazy Birds, Real Birds, Cartoon Birds…whatever trips your trigger!  One,  two, a flock…it’s your choice.  Show me those birds!


At our recent Papercrafts Show that I attended earlier in the month I found this fun owl stamp which I had been looking for for a while and of course had to purchase. So of course I decided to use that for my card today. 

As there were books also on this card I thought it would be a great image to use for another teacher thank you card that I need to make for my Grandsons teachers at the end of the year.



As you can see I have created a pop up card using the pop up die included in the Hot Air Balloon die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.




For the front of my card I added an oval using the Stitched Ovals and Dotted Scallop Ovals and added the #1 Teacher die cut.


Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:




Stamps: Owl Clock - Stampendous
Paper: White; Blue; Pink; Toy Box ABC DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Hot Air Balloon - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals; Beaded Strings 2; A Way with Words Thanks - Elizabeth Craft Designs; #1 Teacher - PTI
Other: Black Ink; Scan N Cut; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

You, Me and Coffee


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop which is being held from Saturday 17th June to Friday 24th June.


I decided to create another 'flat' card using the Cup Pop Stand Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the background of my card I used the Glitter and Lace Technique using a couple of the new Silk Microfine Glitters which are being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs soon. I also used a piece of lace which Els from ECD purchased while she was out our local Papercrafts Show a fortnight ago when she was done here in Australia.

For the spoon I used Silver Shimmer Sheetz and I also added one of the borders from the Bead Strings 1 die set to embellish the coffee cup.


For the inside of my card I added a couple more of the borders from the Bead String 1 die set on the left side of my card. I added a coffee sentiment I found in my stash and a few coffee beans which are also included in the Cup Pop Stand die set.



Stamps: Coffee & Tea - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Coffee Break - Whimsy Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Pink
Dies: Cup Pop Stand Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; Bead Strings 1 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Tape 64mm; Black Silk Microfine Glitter; Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter; Light Brown Silk Microfine Glitter; Paisley Stage It Stencil; Black/Silver Glitter Dots;  Silver Shimmer Sheetz
Other: Black Ink; Blending Tool; Foam Tape


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Karen Burniston June Designer Challenge Day 2


Hi everyone,

As promised yesterday I have another card for our June Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round Karen has given us the theme ....  Summer Lovin'! Make a project to celebrate Summer - this could be nature, or beach or 4th of July or anything that means "summer" to you.

This time round I went with an ice cream theme .... who doesn't love having an ice cream during summer!



As you can see by the photo above I have created a pop up card. For this I used the pop up die that comes in Karen's Hot Air Balloon die set. I also used Jinks the Monkey  and the Ice Cream Cone die set.

To decorate the top and bottom edges of the inside of my card I used the oval die from the Pull Card Edges die set.  Each panel was embossing using the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder.

The sentiment has been layered using the Stitched Ovals and Dotted Scallop Ovals die sets.


Here is another photo of the inside of my card taken at a different angle so you can see the pop up a little better.

All cardstock used on this card is from Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock.



I kept the front of my card fairly simple see the focus is on the pop up on the inside. I again used the Oval die from the Pull Card Edges die set to create the designer paper panel. I then added the sentiment panel using the Stitched Ovals and Dotted Scallop Ovals die sets.

The sentiment is from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set.

Along the top of the card I die cut a border from the Bead Strings 2 die set which I cut out from pink and brown. I layered the border so just a small amount of brown shows through under the pink border. I then added Clear/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the beaded areas of the diet.


If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental).


Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.

Stamps: Just a Note Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; What's the Scoop - Hero Arts
Paper: White; Pink Peach; Rust; Mustard; Sunflower and Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock - ECD; Soak Up The Sun Ice Cream DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Jinks the Monkey; Hot Air Balloon; Pull Card Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Ice Cream; Stitched Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals; Beaded Strings 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Lots of Dots Embossing Folder; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Clear/Silver Glitter Dots
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Karen Burniston June Designer Challenge Day 1


Hi everyone,

It's time for our May Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This time round Karen has given us the theme ....  Summer Lovin'! Make a project to celebrate Summer - this could be nature, or beach or 4th of July or anything that means "summer" to you.

For my first card for this challenge, I decided to go with a beach theme.



As you can see I have created another Pull Tab card using the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set. To create the layers for the base of my card I have used the Stitched and Dotted Scallop Square die set and the Dotted Scallop Rectangles die set.

Rather than use the frame that comes with the Hanging Charm Pull Tab, I decided to use the Stitched Ovals and Dotted Scallop Ovals.


Here is another look at my card taken at a different angle so you can see how the card pops up.

When the pull tab is pulled to the open position it reveals the message "Just a note to say" from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set.


To decorate my card I used Rocky the Crab, along with the Palm Tree and Pail die sets. 

To create the waves and sand along the bottom of the oval shape, I die cut the card stocks using the Stitched Oval die and then used the waves and sand dies from the Beach Edges die set. 

All the elements except for the crab were die cut using Soft Finish Cardstock (I already had Rocky made up waiting to be used)

I used the Sun from the Oval Pull Card die set on the top of the Pull Tab to which I stamped the arrow from the Steampunk Clear Stamp set.



I chose to keep my Pull Tab card a flat card, so I decorated the back of the card with more designer paper and a couple of sentiments.

The "hello" is from the Rectangle Accordion Card die set and the Summer is from the A Way with Words 4 Seasons die set.

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (formerly Photo Continental).

Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


I will be back tomorrow with another card I created for this challenge.



Stamps: Just a Note Clear Stamps; Steampunk Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Sunflower; Bright Orange; Spring Green; Dark Chocolate; Rust; Bluebell; Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock; Red; Black; Sunkissed Beach Party DP - Doodlebug Inc.
Dies: Hanging Charm Pull Tab; Palm Tree and Pail; Rocky the Crab; Beach Edges; Oval Pull Card; Oval Accordion Card  - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; Stitched Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals; A Way with Words 4 Seasons - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Other: Black Ink; Gathered Twigs Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Foam Tape



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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bee-autiful Day




Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another project I created some years ago, but have never shared on my blog.

Here you can see my book when it is closed.




This is called a Star Book, when you open the book up and tie the ribbon so that the two covers are back to back you can see the star shape from overhead.


Here is another view of the star book when it is opened taken from overhead.


All the pages in this book were decorated using stamps from Alota Rubber Stamps, unfortunately this company closed down a few years ago.

This pages uses the Bugs full of Blueberries stamp.


I just love this space scene using the cute little bees. This is the Outer Space Bugs & Girl Space Bug.



This one is named after my friend and her hubby ... Mary Ann/Ian Building Aussie Burger. 



This scene was created using the Bug Reading with Laying Down Boy Bug.


Here we have Crystal & Renee Tea Bugs .


The two scuba diving bees in this scene are named after my husband and I :) ... I had a few stamps made by this company that the owner Helene named after my family members.


And finally this image is called Susan, Frances and Helene which was named after my good friend Susan, myself and the owner Helene.

It was fun revisiting this project, it brought back a lot of fun memories. Hope you enjoyed it too.

Stamps: Bugs Full of Blueberries; Outer Space Bugs; Girl Space Bug; Crystal & Renee Tea Bugs; Bug Reading; Laying Down Boy Bug;  Mary Ann/Ian Building Aussie Burger; Ocean Scene; Phil  Scuba Diving; Frances; Susan, Frances and Helene
Paper: White; yellow; Black; DP
Other: Black Ink; Ribbon; Copics





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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hooray! It's your Day


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Karen Aicken our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our sketch challenge. I hope you have fun playing with this layout.



For my card today I created a Pull Card using the Oval Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love how easy it was to make this sketch work with the Oval Pull Card.

To decorate my card I used the cute Pippi Longstocking image from Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps Book Pal stamp set. I also die cut a #4 Balloon, if I don't use this for my Granddaughter, there are plenty of girls in our family who will be turning 4 in the next year.



When you 'pull' the card open it reveals the sentiment. I also added another blank panel for a handwritten greeting.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Book Pals - Kraftin Kimmies Stamps; General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Blooms DP - Pebbles Inc.; Cosmopolitan DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Oval Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Numbered Balloons Die - Avery Elle
Other: Black Ink; foam Tape; Copics





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